Professional Development

Postdoctoral positions are, by nature, temporary. Being a postdoc is a time of transition during which you are exploring and building advanced professional and career skills. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs wants to support your transition from postdoctoral scholar to your chosen career, and these pages will help you access many useful resources.

Professional skill development

Learn about workshops, events, and more to help support a variety of advanced professional skills

Connect with the community

Meet and connect with other postdocs through the Postdoctoral Society, learn about OHSU's research community, and explore Portland

Health and well-being

Find health and well-being resources available to postdoctoral scholars and their families

Fellowships and grant submissions

Find fellowships and grant opportunities for postdocs and tips for how to search for more on your own 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Learn about OHSU institution-wide initiatives to create an environment of respect and inclusion for all


Develop mentoring skills and find mentoring opportunities important to success as a postdoc and beyond

Lab, grant, and people management

Running a lab poses many challenges beyond being good at the bench. Check out these resources to help develop your lab, grant, and people management skills.